Make 2015 totally awesome. Take the Dummies challenge and you could win $1,000! Learn how.
How to Record Movies with the Nikon D7100's Default Settings
Change a Photo’s File Format in Adobe Photoshop Elements
How to Convert 8-Bit Images to 16-Bit Images in Photoshop Elements 9

Taking Pictures inside a Museum to Tell a Visual Story

Photograph paintings directly (or not at an angle), use a lens that’s as normal as possible (for dSLRs, typically 40mm–60mm focal length), and don’t use a flash.

This image was shot with a 60mm focal length, ISO 6400, shutter speed 1/125, and an aperture at f/4. When shooting directly, don’t use a flash because the reflection won’t look very nice — and most museums don’t allow it, anyway. Depth of field isn’t an issue because paintings are 2-D (or flat). If a tripod had been used, which isn’t allowed in the Vatican Museum, a longer exposure at a lower ISO setting would have produced a little better image quality.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share

Recommends

Promoted Stories From Around The Web

blog comments powered by Disqus
How Print Size Affects Image Quality
Tips for Taking Digital Photos in Stormy Weather
Taking Action Shots with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D
How to Email Photographs in Photo Gallery
 
How to Use Existing Light when Taking Digital Photos
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com